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Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

Buddhism One Teacher Many Traditions Explore the common ground underlying the diverse expressions of the Buddha s teachings with two of Tibetan Buddhism s bestselling authors Buddhism is practiced by hundreds of millions of people worldw

  • Title: Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions
  • Author: Dalai Lama XIV Thubten Chodron Henepola Gunaratana
  • ISBN: 9781614291275
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Explore the common ground underlying the diverse expressions of the Buddha s teachings with two of Tibetan Buddhism s bestselling authors.Buddhism is practiced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, from Tibetan caves to Tokyo temples to redwood retreats To an outside viewer, it might be hard to see what they all have in common In Buddhism, His Holiness the Dalai LExplore the common ground underlying the diverse expressions of the Buddha s teachings with two of Tibetan Buddhism s bestselling authors.Buddhism is practiced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, from Tibetan caves to Tokyo temples to redwood retreats To an outside viewer, it might be hard to see what they all have in common In Buddhism, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and American Buddhist nun Thubten Chodron map out with clarity the convergences and the divergences between the two major strains of Buddhism the Sanskrit traditions of Tibet and East Asia and the Pali traditions of Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia Especially deep consideration is given to the foundational Indian traditions and their respective treatment of such central tenets asthe four noble truthsthe practice of meditationthe meaning of nirvanaenlightenment The authors seek harmony and greater understanding among Buddhist traditions worldwide, illuminating the rich benefits of respectful dialogue and the many ways that Buddhists of all stripes share a common heritage and common goals.

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    1. Dalai Lama XIV Thubten Chodron Henepola Gunaratana

      Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso born Lhamo D ndrub , the 14th Dalai Lama, is a practicing member of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism and is influential as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the world s most famous Buddhist monk, and the leader of the exiled Tibetan government in India.Tenzin Gyatso was the fifth of sixteen children born to a farming family He was proclaimed the tulku an Enlightened lama who has consciously decided to take rebirth of the 13th Dalai Lama at the age of two.On 17 November 1950, at the age of 15, he was enthroned as Tibet s ruler Thus he became Tibet s most important political ruler just one month after the People s Republic of China s invasion of Tibet on 7 October 1950 In 1954, he went to Beijing to attempt peace talks with Mao Zedong and other leaders of the PRC These talks ultimately failed.After a failed uprising and the collapse of the Tibetan resistance movement in 1959, the Dalai Lama left for India, where he was active in establishing the Central Tibetan Administration the Tibetan Government in Exile and in seeking to preserve Tibetan culture and education among the thousands of refugees who accompanied him.Tenzin Gyatso is a charismatic figure and noted public speaker This Dalai Lama is the first to travel to the West There, he has helped to spread Buddhism and to promote the concepts of universal responsibility, secular ethics, and religious harmony.He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, honorary Canadian citizenship in 2006, and the United States Congressional Gold Medal on 17 October 2007.

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    1. I didn't get as much out of the historical perspective/ comparing different Buddhist traditions aspect of this book as I'd hoped. Whenever I got frustrated, though, I just pictured the Dalai Lama's beatific smile and heard his goofy laugh. If you work your way through carefully (and take notes), this book will give you insights and suggestions for beginning to understand Buddhism and to initiate practices/ start the path. "May you be happy and free from suffering! May you be free from hostility, [...]


    2. I understand this book was largely written by Thubten Chodron, but if the Dalai Lama has any input, better put his name in bigger print I suppose. The book is heavy in summing up doctrine. It covers 4 noble truths, 16 aspects, 8 fold path, 37 wings to awakening, and so on. So it can be somewhat tedious to read if you are already familiar. Bear though the emphasis on Madhyamaka logic. It is a fine introductory work. The more significant aspect of the book is about looking at similarities and diff [...]


    3. I'm still reeling from the complexity of this book. I would not recommend to anyone outside of 'Buddhist master' status.



    4. As a Zen priest who also studies w/local Gelugpa group, I have often wondered about what the differences might be between the two traditions. This book is an excellent brief exploration of the many varieties, broken down basically into two: Pali & Sanskrit, rather than the more traditional Hinayana/Theravada vs Mahayana (which I have always found to be more pejorative than helpful). Hi Holiness emphasizes the similarities, while not overlooking the nuanced differences. There is also an occas [...]



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